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Topic-based tabulation: Age Groups (13) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1921 to 2006 Censuses - 100% Data

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Catalogue number :97-551-XCB2006005
Release date :July 17, 2007
Topic :Age and sex
Data dimensions :

Note

Note: Nunavut

Data from the 2006 and 2001 censuses are available for Nunavut, the new territory that came into effect on April 1, 1999.

Standard data products released only at the Canada/province/territory geographic levels will not contain data for Nunavut for the census years prior to 2001. Standard data products released at the census metropolitan area (CMA) and census agglomeration (CA) geographic levels may contain data for Nunavut for the 2006 and/or previous censuses.

For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XIE or 92-566-XPE.

Note: Population universe

The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.

For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XIE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details age groups and sex for the population in CanadaFootnote 1
Age groups (13) Sex (3)
Total - Sex Male Female
Total - Age groupsFootnote 2 31,612,895 15,475,970 16,136,930
Under 5 years 1,690,540 864,600 825,940
5 to 9 years 1,809,370 926,860 882,515
10 to 14 years 2,079,925 1,065,865 1,014,065
15 to 24 years 4,220,875 2,143,235 2,077,645
25 to 34 years 4,005,805 1,963,660 2,042,145
35 to 44 years 4,818,730 2,369,030 2,449,705
45 to 54 years 4,977,905 2,449,095 2,528,805
55 to 64 years 3,674,490 1,806,530 1,867,960
65 to 74 years 2,288,360 1,087,270 1,201,095
75 to 84 years 1,526,280 637,905 888,375
85 years and over 520,605 161,920 358,685
Median ageFootnote 3 39.5 38.6 40.4

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

Includes institutional residents.

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Footnote 3

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-551-XCB2006005.

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Footnotes

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